Event Details

Wool Days at OSV

Time: May 26, 2012 to May 28, 2012
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Phone: 508-347-3362
Event Type: osv
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2012

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Event Description

The sheep get their yearly "haircuts" this weekend. Farmers shear the sheep, and costumed history interpreters demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, knitting and weaving the handspun wool yarn into a blanket.

Try your hand at carding the wool, and then see how the Village's 19th-century water-powered carding mill can do the same job much faster.

Meet the lambs, chickens, cows and oxen, and watch a host of daily demonstrations, including musket firing, hearth cooking, printing, coopering, blacksmithing, shoe-making and launching toy hot air balloons. View a slide show

Wool Days are generously sponsored by Southbridge Savings Bank.

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